Orang Seletar
Native toMalaysia, Singapore
EthnicityOrang Seletar
Native speakers
1,200 (2018)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ors
ELPOrang Seletar
Orang Seletar is classified as Critically Endangered by the
UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger

Orang Seletar (Slitar) is a language of the Orang Laut of the south coast of the Malay Peninsula.[1] It is very close to Malay, and may be counted as a dialect of that language.[3] The speaking population is unknown, but is likely in the range of a few thousand. The language is considered critically endangered by UNESCO.[2]


  1. ^ a b Orang Seletar at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) Closed access icon
  2. ^ a b "Orang Seletar". UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in danger. UNESCO. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  3. ^ Kruspe (2004), p. 29